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墨 means 'black ink'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1848   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 36 words   Used in 70 words   Used in 88 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ボク
Kun
   すみ black ink, ink stick
Name    すの
  
Black ink has left an indelible mark on Japanese culture. People have used it to dye clothes, modify their bodies (e.g., tattoos), and censor information. Find out how the Japanese make solid and liquid ink and how they view brushstrokes as a mirror of the mind. Also learn about sumi-e (ink paintings) and enjoy gorgeous sumi-e from talented artists around the globe.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 墨
⿱   black   ground; earth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 墨 is used 8 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 墨 is used 66 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ボク : 27 words FIND ALL
noun
1. India ink; China ink
2. ink (of a cuttlefish, etc.)
5
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ボク (read as ぼっ) : 6 words FIND ALL
noun
ink marks; handwriting
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すみ : 23 words FIND ALL
noun
1. sumi; India ink; Chinese ink; ink stick; ink-cake
2. squid ink; octopus ink
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2
5
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すみ (read as ずみ) : 10 words FIND ALL
noun
1. eyebrow pencil
2. blackened eyebrows
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5
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Henshall: 1821  Joy o' Kanji : 1821  Key to Kanji:

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ボク   すみ black ink, ink stick   
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5
コク   くろ    くろ black   
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2
リ   さと village   
4
fire
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
1
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